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Awards | TCA Tilt-Up Achievement

WPTV Channel 5 Television Station

2001 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award - Special Projects Division

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The WPTV Channel 5 complex, located near downtown West Palm Beach, consists of a two-story television broadcast facility and a two-story parking garage constructed in 365 days. The $10.5 million state-of-the-art 70,131 square foot building is complete with two 5,200 square foot television production studios, which required extremely flat floors. The facility also contains cutting-edge audio and video editing rooms, as well as a high tech broadcasting control center. The second floor of the facility is dedicated to office space.

The clock tower stands at over 110 feet tall and is constructed of triple stacked Tilt-Up panels. The base of the tower serves as the public entrance and lobby to the main building and the tower also contains an equipment room located 44 feet up. The roof dock level, which is 70 feet above the ground floor, boasts a spectacular view and will be used to erect a microwave antenna array.

The reduction of outside sound transmission also was incorporated into the design.

The panels used for the broadcast facility were 7.25 inches and 9.25 inches thick, with the latter being utilized around the exterior of the studios. The heaviest panel is 140,000 lbs.

Dayton-Richmond products and Texcote paint were used.

For more information about this project , contact John Held of Builders Plus at (561) 391-8535.

Project Specifics

Project Floor Area
70,131 sq ft
(6,515 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
140,000 lbs
(63,503 kg)

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Founded in 1986, the Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) strives to improve the quality and acceptance of site-cast Tilt-Up construction, a method in which concrete wall panels are cast on-site and tilted into place. Tilt-Up construction is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States, combining the advantages of reasonable cost with low maintenance, durability, speed of construction and minimal capital investment. At least 10,000 buildings, enclosing more than 650 million square feet, are constructed each year using this construction method.

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